Enhanced 5G services – Ooredoo selects Nokia for cloud-native core network

Enhanced 5G services – Ooredoo selects Nokia for cloud-native core network

Every generation of internet technology will acquire a certain amount of traffic depending on the quality of the network; better quality generates more network usage. With increased traffic comes further complications related to the effects on the performance, thus finding solutions to strengthen performance is imperative. This will always drive companies to search for ways and solutions to facilitate the use of the network, improve its efficiency and streamline its network management.

In an effort to provide high-quality mobile broadband services to its millions of subscribers in Qatar, Ooredoo has launched a Nokia-powered cloud-native core network for commercial 5G services, according to Nokia.

The cloud-native allows the international telecommunication company based in Qatar to deliver a wide range of commercial 5G services to its retail and enterprise users.

Countries are keen to have the latest 5G technology deployed to offer their citizens the best services, cloud-native core is crucial to meet the acute business objectives of this network. That includes the requirement of IoT, better bandwidth and latency and providing new services that go beyond the traditional offerings of voice, broadband and messaging by service providers.

Even more features will be added to the cloud: Nokia AirFrame data center hardware, CloudBand Application Manager, CBIS OpenStack Software, Voice and Cloud Packet Core Virtual Network Functions, and Nuage Networks Software Defined Networking.

Thus, the core network should be easily accessible, agile and dynamic for 5G to address the rapidly increasing traffic without an impact on the performance.

This revolutionary step confirms Ooredoo’s strategic direction in transforming network resources to cloud-native technology.

Henrique Vale, Vice President of Nokia Software for Middle East and Africa, said: “Ooredoo Qatar’s new core network will enable it to bring innovative and the latest use cases to its subscribers and also prepares the network for providing scalable 5G commercial services.”

Meanwhile Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer at Ooredoo Qatar, said: “The collaboration with Nokia will help us in providing low-latency, high-speed and content-rich services to our subscribers.”